Make yourself and your dog a meal that you can both enjoy! Here are some foods that you didn’t know your dog could eat!
If you are looking for human foods that your dog will love, you have come to the right place! Dry food is reliable but could get a little bit boring if eaten on it's own every single day. Once in a while, it is nice to spice things up and give your dog a little variety! Keep reading if you want to learn about some human foods you didn’t know your dog could eat!
1) Salmon or Salmon and Green Beans!
There are a lot of health benefits for dogs in this meal! Many dog foods contain salmon because it is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for your dog's internal health as well as their skin and nails. Fish oil and omega 3s, which are abundant in salmon, benefit the coat and joints. Salmon should only be served in portions of 1 ounce for smaller dogs and 2 ounces for larger dogs as too much of it can cause stomach distress. Green beans are a healthy snack for dogs trying to lose weight since they are high in fiber and low in calories, both of which help dogs feel full. There are only 30 calories and no fat in one cup. Both of these food items paired together make for a delicious meal for your pup!
2) Apples and Peanut Butter!
This sweet and salty snack can satisfy any snack cravings (you or) your dog may have! Pectin, which is present in apples, aids with digestion. This fruit also helps to clean teeth and improve breath. Because apples are rich in sugars, it is best to limit your dog to just a few slices. The skins can be left on, but the core should be thrown away because the seeds may be poisonous. Adding 1 to 2 tsp of peanut butter gives your dog a ton of good fats, protein, and vitamins. However, go for an all-natural variety; the fewer sweeteners added, the better. Although peanut butter is completely healthy for dogs to eat, it should be eaten in moderation! But also make sure to avoid peanut butter with Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products. Xylitol is the only ingredient in peanut butter that's bad for dogs.
3) Unsalted Butter Free Popcorn
Popcorn is a snack you may have never expected your dog to be able to eat! Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus are minerals that help build bones! These minerals are present in plain, air-popped popcorn. If you pick out any unpopped kernels that could be potential choking dangers and omit the salt and butter often found in popcorn which can cause stomach discomfort, popcorn is a great snack for your pup! A generous 2 cups of plain popcorn will satisfy large breed dogs!
Yogurt is great because it is an extremely common and popular food item that is edible for dogs! It is high in protein and calcium. It can act as a probiotic and is good for the digestive system of your canine friend! That being said, it is important to note that you should pick yogurt that does not have artificial sweeteners. This is why Greek yogurt is a great choice! You can add in other healthy options that add more variety to the snack- this can include different kinds of fruits such as apples (with the removal of the seeds and core), bananas, mango, pears, and so on. Greek Yogurt also has lower lactose levels in comparison to other yogurts which is beneficial!
Oats are a great source of protein and soluble fiber which can help digestive issues. They are also packed with tons of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that can be beneficial for your pup. The best oats to feed them are those minimally processed such as the steel-cut or old-fashioned rolled oats. Because raw oats are harder to digest, they should always be cooked before consumption. Avoid adding dairy and non-dairy alternatives as they make it even tougher for the dogs to digest. Water goes the best with oats when cooking them as a dish for your pup.